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SN 151713. Cal. 44. Spectacular engraved '60 Army with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line "NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" address. Left side of frame has "COLTS PATENT" and the caliber is on left rear web of trigger guard. It has silver plated brass trigger guard and blued steel back strap containing a fantastic 1-pc smooth ebony grip with the last four digits of the serial number in pencil in the back strap channel. This fantastic revolver is exhibition quality finished with brilliant high polish blue & case colors and is engraved in late vine style with plain background consisting of full coverage on frame and sides of hammer with an unusual eagle's head on each side of hammer nose. The hammer spur is hand checkered in a swallow tail pattern with serrated patterns in the "v" opening and six small dots in a band below. Bbl has matching engraving on each side with a ribbon incorporated into the patterns marked "UNION" on left side and "LIBERTY" on right side. Left side pattern, just above wedge screw, has a bird head incorporated at the end of a scroll, of the type associated with identified works by Gustave Young. Right side of bbl, above wedge slot, at end of a scroll is a grotesque man's face. Engraving patterns extend forward up the sides of the bbl and meet over the top to form a frame around the address, with matching patterns around the muzzle & front sight. Rammer pivot is also engraved to match. Cylinder is typical 6-shot 1860 rebated pattern with the Ormsby Naval battle scene on the raised area and is most unusually engraved with matching patterns in the rebated area. All six safety pins are crisp. Back strap & butt strap are engraved in matching patterns with additional foliate arabesque patterns on trigger bow and front of trigger guard. Shoulders of back strap & trigger guard are engraved in patterns associated with known works by Gustave Young. Serial numbers on bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap are accompanied by a small "E". Accompanied by a deluxe, burgundy velvet lined, rosewood casing with a blank brass diamond inlay in the lid and a diamond shaped brass escutcheon on the front. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a single sided straight spout "COLTS PATENT" flask with silver plated collar and thumb lever, an exceptionally high polished & brilliant blued "COLTS PATENT" 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter marked "44H" on right side, a high polished L-shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver, two sealed packets of combustible cartridges and a blued tin of Eley's caps with yellow & black label. Right rear compartment contains bullets & balls and there is a functioning orig key. Also accompanied by an extremely rare & important Matthew Brady CDV of Ulysses S. Grant in uniform, hand signed on the bottom "U.S. Grant / Lt. Gen. U.S.A.". This wonderful firearm was discovered in 1998 by John Gangle, who states he acquired it from members of the Ulysses S. Grant family. Family history states that this fabulous firearm was presented to Gen. Grant but never used by him. This fabulous firearm is pictured in full color on pp. 90-91 in the book Fine Colts The Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection, Wilson. PROVENANCE: U.S. Grant descendants; John Gangle; Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including wedge & grip. Overall retains virtually all of its brilliant deluxe orig factory finish with glossy bright blue on bbl, cylinder & back strap and brilliant case colors on rammer, rammer handle, frame & hammer. Back strap is slightly flaked. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its lightly oxidized silver plating. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its smooth orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. Case has a repaired crack across the lid, otherwise is sound and retains about all of a fine professionally restored finish to the exterior. Interior is original and is moderately to heavily faded with moderate soil in the bottom and wear from front sight & hammer spur. Flask has a few small dents on the back and retains most of its orig finish on front with most of the wear on the back. Collar & thumb lever retain most of their orig silver plating with one small spot of wear on the collar. Mold is exceptional, probably unused and retains virtually all of its glossy factory blue. Nipple wrench/screwdriver is very fine. Antique cap tin, probably a reproduction, is very fine. 4-36419 JR96
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